Southwestern Deserts

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Electric Garden Color

National News

If you'd like to add an electric jolt of color to your shade garden this season, consider the new Infinity® New Guinea impatiens from Proven Winners. 'Electric Cherry' (pictured) sports large,...

Herbal Inspiration

If you're looking for gorgeous photos and lovely watercolor drawings, along with lots of helpful information to inspire your efforts at herb gardening, look no further than the reissued edition of...

Fruits and Veggies May Help Smokers Quit

Are you a smoker who is trying to kick the habit? Upping your consumption of fruits and vegetables may make it easier to quit and remain tobacco-free, according to a new study published in the...

From the Garden to the Grill

The season of barbecues and cookouts is here, and many of us will be enjoying burgers and steaks, chicken and fish hot off the grill. But don't forget to add vegetables and fruits to your grilling...

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In the Garden

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Xeriscape Part III: Plant Selection Basics

Xeriscape design includes a set of seven principles to guide you in the creation and long-term maintenance of a colorful, earth-friendly landscape that suits your unique needs. Previous reports covered design, site analysis, and whether to install turf....
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Resources

Books

Native Plants Perusing my shelves for a good plant reference to recommend, I spotted Arizona landscape...

Clever Gardening Technique

Know Your Neighborhood Regulations Review municipal zoning regulations and HOA CC&Rs during your planning process. Some older...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shade Citrus Trunks
  • Examine Lawns for Pearl Scale
  • Prune Old Garden Roses
  • Solarize Garden Soil
  • Plant Butterfly Perches

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